16 novembre 2012

Guinea pigs in lisboa + extras

Third week in Lisbon, the weather is bad, grey, wet and windy. As you can see, Portugal isn't all about sun an heat, they have storms too.

Two small drawings I made weeks ago, when the weather started to go crazy, next to Cais do Sodre, on the riverside.

Apart from watercolour, I was asked by my flatmates to draw a guinea pig on the wall. Not just any guinea pig, but this one. Long story.

I started by doing it on paper, as well as a regular pig, since I wasn't sure of the result. I did it with charcoal, easier to work with (especially on such a scale)

(that's where I realise that despite not taking anatomical drawing classes in first year, I can draw living stuff. Still no naked women on my sketchbook though)

This morning, after checking the chaotic weather (and deciding I had nothing more ugent to do that didn't involve going out), I started.

Soon, more wall drawings, probably in every room here. And some results form tallin's workshop. I promise.

13 novembre 2012

Braga - Football and Gladiators

Visit to Braga last week, to the stadium built by Eduardo Souto de Moura for the eurocup of 2004. 

Fog, light, concrete and scenography, this stadium is more an arena dedicated to football than a regular stadium.The stadium is located in an old quarry that was emptied in order to install a sport complex. It is made of two face-to-face concrete sides, one leaning on the rocks, the other over the entrance of the site. The roof made of aluminium and concrete is suspended on steel cables, providing shadow, rain protection and rain evacuation on the side of the field, into two aqueducts.

The stadium stands, its concrete structure facing the bare rocks of the quarry.

10 novembre 2012

United Colors of Portugal

I'm copying photos from my trip in north of Portugal, so meanwhile, some macro of not-so-ripe tangerines, and autumn colours of Portugal.

Soon (tonight?) some photos from Braga, and the 3 weeks late Estonian presentation.